News and Updates

News and Updates

Ex-Payson hotshot sues federal agency, says Yarnell Hill Fire records are being concealed

Dennis Wagner, The Republic | azcentral.com A former Arizona hotshot superintendent is suing the federal government to obtain aircraft radio transmissions that may help explain the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013. Fred Schoeffler alleges read more…

Roberts: Arizona Legislature to turn public records into state secrets?

Laurie Roberts, The Republic | azcentral.com Fresh off last year’s successful effort to make it more difficult for you to see who is financing Arizona’s political campaigns, the Legislature will make a run this year at making it more difficult read more…

Bill to ban pesky public-records requests in Arizona is back

Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com No records for you! A bill to allow government officials to deny any public-record request they choose by arguing it is “unduly burdensome” or “harassing” is back for a second year in a read more…

Here’s how we’re helping get Arizona public records into your hands

Pat Flannery, The Republic | azcentral.com Nancy Cantor remembers vividly her introduction to public records. As Valley freeways took shape in the mid-1980s, planners routed the Pima Freeway through the east Scottsdale neighborhood where Cantor’s parents lived. “They were taking read more…

DPS reviews high fees for public records

Paul Giblin and Jessica Boehm, The Republic | azcentral.com The Arizona Department of Public Safety is reconsidering fees it charges for public records after The Arizona Republic contested a bill of nearly $800 for copies of nine accident reports and read more…

Finally found: Fife Symington archives surface years later

Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com For nearly 20 years, state archivists have puzzled, prodded and pushed to locate Fife Symington’s gubernatorial records. The former Republican governor, who left office abruptly in 1997 when a federal jury convicted him read more…

Proposed changes to Glendale council travel rules aim to increase public transparency

Paul Giblin, The Republic | azcentral.com Glendale’s elected officials called for changes to their travel policy June 21 that would give the public more insight into their out-of-state trips. City Council members Lauren Tomachoff and Jamie Aldama suggested linking each council member’s read more…

Close